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H-PT approves bond scope, budget

HOUGHTON — The Houghton-Portage Township School District board Monday approved the scope of work and budget for a proposed bond project of more than $23 million that would fund construction of new classrooms at the elementary school and make other improvements both there and the middle-high ...

Keweenaw Search and Rescue responds to faulty distress beacon

GRANT TOWNSHIP — The Keweenaw County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a S.O.S. distress signal, located offshore from Horseshoe trail, in Grant Township on Monday, at approximately 2 p.m. According to a Tuesday morning press release from the Sheriff’s Office, the Sheriff’s Office ...

Locavore Festival coming Saturday

HOUGHTON — Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer — and in Houghton, the farmer’s market season. On the downtown pier in Houghton, people will be able to look through the best in local vendors from plant starts, food and arts at the Locavore Festival. The event runs from noon to 3 ...

Boundary issues: Where does Calumet leave off and where does it begin?

[This is the second in a series that examines Calumet Village’s vision for its future and its dedication to returning the village to prosperity.] CALUMET — As village officials continue updating the village Master Plan, they have continuously sought feedback from residents on their ...

Hancock talks budget, police

HANCOCK — Hancock’s general fund position and the police department budget were the main topics at a budget hearing Wednesday. The preliminary budget shown to the council Wednesday showed general fund expenditures of $3,674,072. The fund balance was projected to shrink by more than ...